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Agronomy

Raising the Standard, Seed Labels

As F2F increases their seed portfolio with hybrids and maturity on different seeds I think F2F as they seem to do should raise the bar on seed labels, specifically cold sat and putting it on the label, I know seed companies do not have to put that on the label and most people if they do cold sat test, farm it out to a 3rd party. Whether it’s to keep it unbiased or not is another story. Everyone knows farmers push maturities and with that may come earlier planting dates but for most it’s all dependent on Mother Nature or ground temp. By no means am I trying to point out that I don’t trust their seed because I have some and it’s some of my best looking corn and by far had the best emergence on this cold North Dakota spring. I’m just hoping F2F and FBN can keep raising the bar and ruffling feathers.

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Great question! I’d love to get some feedback on this thread. Right now, our stance is that Cold Germ is not a standardized enough test for...

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Verified FBN Member (ND)

Yes everyone seems to have a different results on csat test just because of the way it’s performed. In my eyes this test is a tool for plant...

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Thanks for the quick feedback. We likely won’t be able to pull off this idea for 2020— but it’s possible in the future. Hopefully other ide...

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Verified FBN Member (TX)

I agree. I would like a more detailed label on all brands of seed! In my area I would like a cold germ test on grain sorghum.

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

QR code would be a great idea. put all relevant info on it .,not like seed catalog generalizations

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